Dr. José-Marie Griffiths is President of Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota.  She has previously served as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island, as the Dean of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chief Information Officer at the University of Michigan, Vice Chancellor at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and Vice President for King Research, Inc.

José-Marie is the recipient of over 20 significant awards in science, technology, teaching and the advancement of women in these fields. She has been awarded presidential appointments from two United States Presidents, including The National Science Board, the U.S. President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee, and the U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information.

José-Marie has a B.Sc. with honors in Physics, a Ph.D. in Information Science and a Post Doctorate in Computer Science and Statistics, all from University College London, London, England.